Administrative Assistant

Washington D.C.
Nov 27, 2018
Jan 01, 2019
Full Time


Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining the front desk, performing administrative duties, and assisting staff as necessary. This position reports to the Director of Office Operations.


Primary activities include but are not limited to: answer all incoming calls on the main phone console and direct calls to the appropriate person; maintain knowledge of the procedures, programs, and meetings to properly route calls and answer basic questions; greet visitors and notify staff of their arrival; monitor visitor access and provide visitor information to security lobby; responsible for the distribution of incoming and outgoing packages, mail, E-faxes and intra-office communications and arrange courier service.

In addition, this person will assist with handling logistics for internal meetings and events, such as ordering food and accepting delivery. They will also process payment requests for invoices and the corporate credit card under the supervision of the Director of Office Operations. This position will also involve filing and maintaining updated information to include payment requests, organization directories, division manuals, and office guides.


Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Agriculture, Financial, Economics, Business Administration or a related field, with some work experience in an office setting. Candidates should have demonstrated knowledge in international development topics. Candidates must also have proficiency in multi-media applications, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft programs. Fluency in English is required. Additional French/Spanish skills are desired.

Please apply online at or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/SLD, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20001 or fax +1 202 469 6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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